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The following websites offer information and advice about breastfeeding and breastfeeding issues.

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Baby Milk Action

Breastfeeding in Scotland

Breastfeeding Network

Cuidiu - The Irish Childbirth Trust

Department of Health (UK) breastfeeding website

Health Promotion Unit (Republic of Ireland) breastfeeding website

International Baby Food Action Network

La Leche

Maternity Alliance

National Childbirth Trust

UK Association for Milk Banking

UK breastfeeding manifesto website.
(Click here to ask your MP, MEP or MLA to support the manifesto)

UK Parents

UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative

Women’s experiences of breastfeeding

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

Off to a good start: all you need to know about breastfeeding your baby

This comprehensive booklet has been tailored especially for mothers in Northern Ireland. It is distributed to women at their antenatal visits, but if you haven’t received a copy, you can download a PDF here.

Northern Ireland has a number of breastfeeding support groups. They offer friendship, advice and a cup of tea or coffee! They’re especially helpful if you have a concern about breastfeeding, or if you don’t feel you know many mothers who are breastfeeding. Your maternity hospital, your midwife or your health visitor should know where your nearest group is. Alternatively, look here for a list.

You can also talk to other parents online. E-mailing lists are collections of people who discuss a common interest via e-mail. Try BreastfeedingUK for a friendly welcome. To join, send a blank e-mail to: